Blagojevich to be resentenced

Former Illinois governor to ask court to hear his appeal

By Morgan Briesmaster | mbriesmaster@whbf.com, Hillary Kenyon | hkenyon@whbf.com

Published 07/31 2015 04:33PM

Updated 07/31 2015 04:33PM

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Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich will ask a full appellate court in Chicago to rehear his appeal.
 
After a panel of three judges recently tossed five of his 18 corruption convictions.
 
His defense attorney says he will file a request before Tuesday's deadline.
 
The three-judge panel of the 7th circuit on  threw out convictions linked to Blagojevich's attempt to land a post in President Barack Obama's cabinet for appointing an Obama adviser to the president's former U.S. Senate seat.
 
But the judges upheld allegations that Blagojevich sought to sell the senate seat for campaign cash.
 
The court ordered the trial judge to re-sentence Blagojevich. So far, he has served more than three years in prison.
 

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